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Barley Development Scientist

Date:  Jun 25, 2022

Burley, ID, US

Requisition ID: 15161 

A Career in Beer:
Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company (formerly MillerCoors) is to delight the world’s beer drinkers and beverage consumers.   We are the world’s family brewer, brewing and selling our beer for over 350 years around the world.  
We are Talent Brewers - we believe in our brands and our people; we believe that a truly inspiring and diverse place to work is a must.  We want you to join our team of passionate self-starters who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities. So, if you get fired up about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do then we want to hear from you.
The Headlines:
The Barley Development Scientist (BDS) is based in Burley, ID, and leads applied technical projects to support the goals of the Molson Coors breeding and malting teams to provide Molson Coors with barley varieties with superior agronomics and malting/brewing performance.  The position provides significant hands-on support and leadership in the activities associated with the planning, planting, growing, harvesting and data evaluation of barley field trials and manages the barley and malt analytical lab.  
The BDS supervises four Barley team members.
The Responsibilities:
•    Lead, manage, and develop research execution team of four positions through use of people tools such as active listening, providing useful feedback, monthly 1x1’s, and annual development plans.
•    Plan execution of annual field trial program.  Leads and assists with trial planting, maintenance, rogueing and harvesting.
•    Manages third party research service providers
•    Manages barley and malt quality lab and ensures personnel, equipment and supplies are in place to meet established timelines.
•    Completes barley quality data analysis and maintains data in barley database.
•    Lead implementation of upgrades for Barley to Beer database, serves as liaison for new software implementation, and provides training and trouble-shooting expertise.
•    Manages all lab equipment, computers and software associated with quality labs.
•    Manages all post-harvest small plot seed cleaning operations in order to meet timelines for delivery of data.
The Qualifications:
•    BS degree in agricultural field with at least 3 years of relevant experience.
•    Basic knowledge of experimental design and statistics.
•    Experience with agricultural equipment including planters, combines or other small plot research equipment.
•    Demonstrates proficiency in computer software applications and database management.
•    Knowledge of plant breeding, genetics, field plot design / techniques, and barley agronomics
•    Experience working in or managing an analytical laboratory.
•    Requires domestic travel to target production areas to execute and manage field trials.
•    Ability to work in cross-functional team environment
•    Ability to lift 50 pounds, work in dusty environments, as well as work with barley plants & grain
•    Has or is willing to obtain Pesticide Applicator License.
•    Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
Work Perks that You Need to Know About:
•    As the world’s family brewer, we have the scale to make big things happen and still get to know colleagues on a first name basis across the globe
•    We play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks – giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are
•    Flexible work programs to ensure a work life balance is maintained
•    You can become a Certified Beer Enthusiast through in-house training that includes everything from brewing techniques to beer tasting and food pairings
•    Access to beer allotment, an Employee Assistance Program and discount plans
•    Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental, vision and other benefits
•    Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences 


At Molson Coors, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. That’s why all offers of employment in the U.S. where legally permitted are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.